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Tampa City Council District 7 candidates talk Cuban consulate and citizens review board

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Bob Buckhorn’s recent trip to China invoked charges of hypocrisy from critics, who compared his very different public stance when it comes to doing business with Cuba, another country known to violate human rights. Now two city council candidates who hope to join the current board next month are expressing similar sentiments. First some background: When it was announced the mayor would travel to Lanzhou, China last month to establish a sister-city connection initiated by USF Health, there were definitely a few people in Tampa who expressed irritation regarding the apparent…

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Tampa Citizens Review Board may not be operable until January

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As part of Mayor Bob Buckhorn‘s original executive order on a Citizens Review Board which would review Tampa Police Department policies and procedures, the goal has always been to have the full board meet for the first time in December. That timeline maybe in jeopardy at the moment, however. On Thursday, the Tampa City Council will take up the citizens review board ordinance being worked on both city attorney Julia Mandell and city council attorney Martin Shelby. The attorneys are taking Buckhorn’s executive…

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